Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense
We use Qlik Sense to provide cross-functional reporting from our sales pipeline in O365 Dynamics CRM, work orders from Jira Service Desk, and contract/invoicing data from the billing system. The data is divided into multiple dimensions representing different sales areas, products, and on-boarding phases. Qlik Sense's ability to combine data from various sources has proven to be literally invaluable to us.
- Connectivity - the data can be sourced virtually from anywhere.
- Enrich-ability - sometimes you need add-on dimensions which would be really hard to implement in source systems. Add an excel file to the mix and voila - you have new dimension.
- Cloud ability - the old Qlik Sense Enterprise was in a way a blast from the past. The new SaaS edition is fresh, agile and although a little limited feature-wise in cofiguration, much simpler and easier to use.
- Linked reload tasks. Not yet implemented in SaaS version. We really miss this feature from the Enterprise edition.
- Private / public sheets has room for improvement. This feels like over-engineered feature. When you want to edit an app, you need to first make the sheets private before editing. At least there should be a possibility to opt for simpler developer experience.
- Custom domains.
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- In comparison to what we had 4 years ago, we now have complete understanding of state of business, operations and sales.
Back in the day when we had to make a decision which tool to use for BI reporting, Qlik Sense's feature set with multiple data sources and open data model was the clear winner. Power BI has evolved a lot since then, and today the comparison might be a lot tighter.
In most cases, Qlik Sense is very intuitive and straightforward to develop and use. Once you understand the ingenuity of set operations and how they relate to data models & dimensions, it all becomes clear. What I'd like to see more is better support for the "Last N months" type of reporting. It can be done, but it could be somewhat simpler.